Sarah Palin, You Make Me Wonder….

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I know, she’s everyone favourite “rag” doll; no comment left unspoken, no wine left untasted, she dreamed a dream…or something like it.

While, trying to seem as level-headed as possible about this, Sarah Palin makes me wonder about the future of the human race.

Laugh, go on, I know you want to know where I’m going with this…

Sure, I had my doubts when she was running for vice-president of the United States in 2008. I mean she does want to take polar bears off of the endangered species list because she doesn’t believe they are in any danger and that the polar ice caps aren’t melting. But eh, that was child’s play.

Sure, she believes in the aerial slaughter of bears and wolves in the wild, and wants to drill Alaska into the ground for oil. But hey, the world is going end one day, right?

Sure, when her candidacy was announced she didn’t know exactly what the vice-president did, nor did she know John McCain’s stance on Iraq. Not to mention at the time, her son was en route there in a few months. But hey, everyone is entitled to their own set of sets.

Sure, she had no real experience, and came from a town with fewer residents than my high school — in a state with more deer than people. Oh well, who is to judge experience by population, right?

And sure, she saw Russia from her house, and that makes her a foreign affairs/relations expert. Yea, the same way, I can see the moon from my window and it makes me an astronomer.

But at the end of the day, how stupid can one person really be? No, I mean it. In all seriousness, I am flabbergasted:-

Vanity Fair, heaven bless them, got a copy of her resignation speech and their executive literary editor, head of research and head of copy departments had a look at it…well…Sarah Palin can’t spell, has no sense of grammar, does not know American History and apparently has no idea what the hell she voted for.

Sarah, Sarah, full of no grace and pitbull-lipstick….looks like a Christmas tree coloured by a four-year old.

  • She is under the impression that William H. Seward was a member of Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. Actually, he was a member of Andrew Johnson’s — the 16th vice-president, 17th president and first president to get impeached.
  • She constantly mixes up “can” and “could.”
  • Apparently, she created the “Petroleum Integrity Office” NOT the “Petroleum SYSTEMS Integrity Office.”
  • Apparently, Point Thomson in Alaska is Point Thompson.
  • She calls the Alaska Department of Law the “law department” and says “that liberal ninth circuit” instead of “THE liberal ninth circuit.”
  • She believes the media accused her of shelling out $2 million dollars to defend herself against the accusations brought against her by numerous parties. Actually, the media is accusing her of using $200,000 of state money for her legal problems and are questioning, EVEN IF the money were available, would it have actually gone to schools and local road development?

Would you like to me go on? Or can I stop now?

Read it for yourself on Vanity Fair; don’t let me sway your opinion.

But seriously, if there are many more people like her out there — people who have no basic comprehension of the world around them, running for political office and getting elected (for the most part,) do yourself a favour — ask yourself, should you be scared? 

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima.

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Comments

  1. I read the Vanity Fair piece and wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry. Sarah Palin, and the thought that there are more like her out there, terrifies me to the core of my being. What's even scarier is that people believe in & support this woman!

    She's a great example of what NOT to do as a professional woman!

  2. I completely agree Sheema. I mean, I was able to look past a lot of her
    faults. She's not my cup of tea in the political spectrum.

    However, the mere thought of someone who has the intelligence of a 3rd
    Grader possibly running my country petrifies me.

  3. Without getting too political here – I'm a Republican, voted for McCain/Palin – I think the deeper issue here is beyond the world of politics.

    The education system has been dumbed down, test scores are down (I know they are subjective), people have a sense of entitlement, kids are more concerned with MTV & Facebook then actual learning.

    I know there's a segment of the younger generation that don't fall into this category, and maybe it's a sign of my age, but observing younger people in public makes me terrified.

  4. My biggest concern, like I said — isn't that she's Republican…it's that
    she's plain stupid and could have been my vice-president.

    And that's the thing. I'm being completely serious.

    People voted for her without thinking. They saw a pretty face, awesome
    trendy glasses and voted.

    People like her, with the possibility of moving into the upper divisions of
    power, who have no common sense, cannot spell, have no concept of basic
    grammar and basically do not know the history of their own country — scare
    me about the future of my nation.

  5. I respectfully disagree. There have always been and always will be dumb people. Regardless of school curriculum or MTV. The point is that someone who is clearly cannot write properly and has little understanding of politics could be allowed to run for vice president when she doesn't know what the VP does.

    If I was going to apply for a position but had no understanding of it, I don't think I would be in the running for it. Same goes for Pailin.

  6. What qualifies someone to be elected as Vice President? Does one need proper grammar? Isn't that what the Press Secretary is for? Does one need to be good at math? Stand out in science?

    The time she spent in office in Alaska found success, that qualifies her, in my opinion. Again, I don't want to turn this into a policital rant of who should or shouldn't be elected; but if we get down to it, shouldn't we be raising the same issue for Obama? Sure he can spell, but what are his acomplishments? And what makes Bidden qualified?

    What would you prefer – a mechanic who can't write but knows your engine or one who can spell, is elegant but hasn't ever fixed an engine?

    Clearly an Ivy League education is no indication of qualification – look at Wall St., heck, look at our past President.

  7. I have to respectfully disagree with you Kasey, and agree with Sheema on
    this.

    Not trying to turn this into a political rant – the fact of the matter is
    that a woman, who had to go through six years of college, because she
    couldn’t handle the work, in order to get a Bachelor’s Degree was able to
    run for vice-president.

    She does not acknowledge that sea levels are rising and the polar ice caps
    are melting. I’m not talking global warming, I’m talking mere scientific
    fact.

    Again, hunting is her personal preference, but not to acknowledge that the
    polar bears are an endangered species? Scientific fact.

    She makes up her own presumptions and ignores those of which are truthful in
    every sense.

    I think our nation has moved past the point where we can say, ‘this is the
    American dream,’ when it comes to people like her.

    I do not think that G.W. Bush should ever be compared to Barack Obama.

    The man who once said, “Y’all misunderestimated me” (GWB), should never be
    held in contrast to the man who says, “I’d rather know what I’m talking
    about before I open my mouth.”

    There is a distinctive difference there.

    That being said, the underlying issue, is like George W. Bush, Sarah Palin
    is ill-educated, lacks the basic understanding of the world around her, and
    yet was able to succeed to the one of the highest offices in the United
    States.

    This is a huge problem.

    If I were to use your example, I would rather have a doctor operate on me
    who went to med school than once who did not.

    The same goes for the highest offices in the land. Going to an Ivy League
    does not necessarily mean that one is fit to run a country. However, in the
    case of Sarah Palin, this argument holds no clout…because she’s an idiot.

    As a communications woman, and someone who could be considered in the same
    “field” as her – I have my M.A., in International Administration which is an
    interdisciplinary degree that crosses political science with business –
    Sarah Palin offends me as an educated political-communications woman. She
    is a disgrace to my sex as an example of something little girls should
    aspire too.

    Meghan McCain is better candidate by a long shot, if little girls had to
    idolize a Republican woman.

    But this is diverting from the issue at hand.

    With a few, and far between exceptions, history has shown that there is a
    reason many aristocrats in say – England for example – send their children
    to Eton. They get a solid, liberal arts and classical education that
    prepares them for business and/or politics.

    Education is the key.

    It is something that GWB and Sarah Palin both lack. The fact that these two
    people were allowed, by our very own population, to rise in the ranks of
    authority is not only astounding, but it should scare anyone with any sense
    and a head on their shoulders.

    The village idiots never led the tribe. They were excommunicated and kept at
    a distance.

    It says a lot about the current state of our population; the general
    American mindset.

    Our world is changing, and while, many nations seem to be progressing, ours
    does not. Yet, that again is debatable with the election of Barack Obama –
    but I digress again.

    Education, or lack thereof — this is the problem at hand.

  8. Whatever Ms. Palin's faults, and they apparently are legion, William Seward certainly was in Lincoln's cabinet. He was a rival to Abe for the Republican presidential nomination, then became secretary of state under Abe and, in fact, was a target of the Lincoln assassination plotters and was badly injured by one of Booth's co-conspirators.

    Thanks.

  9. Whatever Ms. Palin's faults, and they apparently are legion, William Seward certainly was in Lincoln's cabinet. He was a rival to Abe for the Republican presidential nomination, then became secretary of state under Abe and, in fact, was a target of the Lincoln assassination plotters and was badly injured by one of Booth's co-conspirators.

    Thanks.

  10. No, I am with ya! I simply CANNOT believe the bar is set so LOW as to let $arah Palin over it OR under it….it makes me wonder. WHO are these people that she speaks to? I thank God I don't KNOW any of them.
    I would not want to be aprt of that private 2 million person $arah Club. How many million of people ARE there in America, maybe 103 million? I don't know…but WHO are the 2 million that think $arah is a VIABLE candidate for a presidency??? Where they abused, all victims, dropped on their heads????????? It worries me…she isn't even REAL. A grifter! Ever see the movie ELMER GANTREY?

  11. No, I am with ya! I simply CANNOT believe the bar is set so LOW as to let $arah Palin over it OR under it….it makes me wonder. WHO are these people that she speaks to? I thank God I don't KNOW any of them.
    I would not want to be aprt of that private 2 million person $arah Club. How many million of people ARE there in America, maybe 103 million? I don't know…but WHO are the 2 million that think $arah is a VIABLE candidate for a presidency??? Where they abused, all victims, dropped on their heads????????? It worries me…she isn't even REAL. A grifter! Ever see the movie ELMER GANTREY?